The next big project at St. Elizabeths East? Parking.

D.C. is advancing plans for an 800-space parking garage at St. Elizabeths East campus. It will clear the way for numerous other projects to follow. (Courtesy D.C. DGS)

The next big development on the St. Elizabeths East campus will ease the way for all the projects to follow.

It’s a $21 million parking garage.

The D.C. Department of General Services is seeking contractors to build the 800-space garage, to include roughly 120 electric vehicle charging stations that will be brought online over time as demand increases, on Parcel 6 of the District-owned campus, at the corner of Cypress Street and a temporary extension of 13th Street SE. Bids are due by Jan. 10.

The garage emerges from a 2017 parking master plan study conducted by the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development. The study identified a large parking deficit, especially when large events are held at the Entertainment and Sports Arena simultaneous with an event at the St. E’s Gateway Pavilion.

The garage, which DGS wants to have completed by June 15, 2021, will serve as temporary parking for the ESA, with future uses to include parking for planned St. E’s residential…

Read the full story from the Washington Business Journal.

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